Luke 17:37
New International Version
"Where, Lord?" they asked. He replied, "Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather."

New Living Translation
“Where will this happen, Lord?” the disciples asked. Jesus replied, “Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near.”

English Standard Version
And they said to him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”

Berean Study Bible
“Where, Lord?” they asked. Jesus answered, “Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.”

Berean Literal Bible
And answering, they say to Him, "Where, Lord?" And He said to them, "Where the body is, there also the vultures will be gathered together."

New American Standard Bible
And answering they said to Him, "Where, Lord?" And He said to them, "Where the body is, there also the vultures will be gathered."

King James Bible
And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

Christian Standard Bible
"Where, Lord?" they asked him. He said to them, "Where the corpse is, there also the vultures will be gathered."

Contemporary English Version
Then Jesus' disciples spoke up, "But where will this happen, Lord?" Jesus said, "Where there is a corpse, there will always be vultures."

Good News Translation
The disciples asked him, "Where, Lord?" Jesus answered, "Wherever there is a dead body, the vultures will gather."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Where, Lord?" they asked Him. He said to them, "Where the corpse is, there also the vultures will be gathered."

International Standard Version
Then they asked him, "Where, Lord, will this take place?" He told them, "Wherever there's a corpse, there the vultures will gather."

NET Bible
Then the disciples said to him, "Where, Lord?" He replied to them, "Where the dead body is, there the vultures will gather."

New Heart English Bible
They, answering, asked him, "Where, Lord?" He said to them, "Where the body is, there will the vultures also be gathered together."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they answered and they were saying to him, “To where, Our Lord?” He said to them, “Wherever the bodies are, there the eagles shall be gathered.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They asked him, "Where, Lord?" Jesus told them, "Vultures will gather wherever there is a dead body."

New American Standard 1977
And answering they said to Him, “Where, Lord?” And He said to them, “Where the body is, there also will the vultures be gathered.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Where the body is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

King James 2000 Bible
And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wherever the body is, there will the vultures be gathered together.

American King James Version
And they answered and said to him, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Wherever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

American Standard Version
And they answering say unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Where the body is , thither will the eagles also be gathered together.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who said to them: Wheresoever the body shall be, thither will the eagles also be gathered together.

Darby Bible Translation
And answering they say to him, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Where the body [is], there the eagles will be gathered together.

English Revised Version
And they answering say unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Where the body is, thither will the eagles also be gathered together.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they answered and said to him, Where Lord? And he said to them, Wherever the body is, thither will the eagles be collected.

Weymouth New Testament
"Where, Master?" they inquired. "Where the dead body is," He replied, "there also will the vultures flock together."

World English Bible
They, answering, asked him, "Where, Lord?" He said to them, "Where the body is, there will the vultures also be gathered together."

Young's Literal Translation
And they answering say to him, 'Where, sir?' and he said to them, 'Where the body is, there will the eagles be gathered together.'
Study Bible
The Coming of the Kingdom
37“Where, Lord?” they asked. Jesus answered, “Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.”
Cross References
Job 39:30
His young ones feast on blood; and where the slain are, there he is."

Matthew 24:28
Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

Treasury of Scripture

And they answered and said to him, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Wherever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

wheresoever.

Job 39:29,30
From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off…

Daniel 9:26,27
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined…

Amos 9:1-4
I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered…







Lexicon
“Where,
Ποῦ (Pou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4226: Genitive case of an interrogative pronoun pos otherwise obsolete; as adverb of place; at what locality.

Lord?”
Κύριε (Kyrie)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

they asked.
ἀποκριθέντες (apokrithentes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

[Jesus] answered,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“Wherever [there is]
Ὅπου (Hopou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3699: Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

a
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

carcass,
σῶμα (sōma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

there
ἐκεῖ (ekei)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1563: (a) there, yonder, in that place, (b) thither, there. Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

vultures
ἀετοὶ (aetoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 105: An eagle, bird of prey. From the same as aer; an eagle.

will gather.”
ἐπισυναχθήσονται (episynachthēsontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1996: To collect, gather together, assemble. From epi and sunago; to collect upon the same place.
(37) Where, Lord?--The question comes in naturally here, where the future had been foreshadowed in parables and dark sayings. It would not have been natural in Matthew 24:28, where the whole context determined the locality of which our Lord was speaking.

Wheresoever the body is.--See Note on Matthew 24:28, the only variation being the use of "body" instead of "carcase." The repetition of the half-proverbial saying at a later period indicates its importance as a law of God's government. Men ask where His judgments fall, and the answer is that they fall wherever they are needed.

Verse 37. - And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? The disciples were still unable to grasp the full meaning of their Master's words when he spoke of his second advent being visible in all parts of the world, comparing it to a flash of lightning which gleams at the same instant in every point of the horizon. "Where, Lord, will all this take place which thou hast been telling us about?" And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. The imagery is taken from Job 39:30, "Where the slain are, there is she" (the eagle); the bird intended being most probably the great vulture, well known in Syria. It is seen, for instance, travellers tell us, in hundreds on the Plain of Gennesaret; it is a hideous looking bird, equal to the eagle in size and strength, and acts as a scavenger to purify the earth from the putrid carcases with which it would otherwise be encumbered. "Do you ask where all this will take place? As the curtain of the future rolls up be fore my inward eye, I see the vultures of Divine vengeance flying in flocks athwart the whole area of the earth; the sky is darkened with their numbers; far as my eye can reach, I still see them. Alas l for the habitable earth, my Father's goodly world... it is rank everywhere with corruption..., wheresoever the carcase is, there the vultures will gather together" (Dr. Morrison). The Lord's answer to the question - "Where?" was that his words applied to the whole earth. The terrible and awful scenes he had pictured would take place everywhere. The carcase, as Godet phrases it, is "humanity, entirely secular and destitute of the life of God The eagles (vultures) represent punishment alighting on such a society." There is another interpretation of these words, which, although many great expositors favour it, must be rejected as improbable, being so alien to the context of the whole passage." The dead body (the carcase), according to these interpreters, is the body of Christ, and the eagles are his saints, who flock to his presence, and who feed upon him, especially in the act of Holy Communion.



17:20-37 The kingdom of God was among the Jews, or rather within some of them. It was a spiritual kingdom, set up in the heart by the power of Divine grace. Observe how it had been with sinners formerly, and in what state the judgments of God, which they had been warned of, found them. Here is shown what a dreadful surprise this destruction will be to the secure and sensual. Thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. When Christ came to destroy the Jewish nation by the Roman armies, that nation was found in such a state of false security as is here spoken of. In like manner, when Jesus Christ shall come to judge the world, sinners will be found altogether regardless; for in like manner the sinners of every age go on securely in their evil ways, and remember not their latter end. But wherever the wicked are, who are marked for eternal ruin, they shall be found by the judgments of God.
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